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Overview

CardCreated through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, PHYSICS is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. PHYSICS maintains the perfect balance of quantitative and conceptual content by carefully incorporating problem solving into a discernible conceptual framework. Accompanying PHYSICS is a full supplemental package, including an Instructor's Manual available Online or on the PowerLecture CD. Also included on the PowerLecture CD are PowerPoint® Presentations, and a Test Bank available in the easy to use and versatile ExamView® format. With these lecture planning aids, PHYSICS is as accommodating to instructor's as it is to students.

Vern J. Ostdiek, Benedictine College, Atchison, KS

Vern Ostdiek was an Associate Professor at Benedictine College, where he had a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. In addition to teaching courses in physics, mathematics, and computer science, he oversaw the Computer Discovery Lab. Vern was named Benedictine College's Educator of the Year in 1999. His research interests centered on the nocturnal dynamics of the lower part of the Earth's atmosphere. Past research topics included noctilucent clouds and frontal zones.

Donald J. Bord, University of Michigan, Dearborn

Don Bord, Ph.D., is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Prior to his appointment, he taught at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where his collaboration with Vern Ostdiek led to the development and publication of INQUIRY INTO PHYSICS, now in its 8th Edition. Don has an abiding interest in physics and astronomy education, particularly as it pertains to laboratory instruction, and has published articles in The American Journal of Physics, The Physics Teacher, and Sky and Telescope. He was co-editor, with Clint Sprott, of the first edition of Great Ideas for Teaching Physics. Don's research focuses on determining the abundance of heavy and rare-earth elements in chemically peculiar stars and the Sun using high-resolution spectra. Don served as chair of the Department of Natural Sciences, associate dean for planning and faculty development and associate provost, interim chair of the Department of Health and Human Services in 2016. He was the first recipient of the University of Michigan's Jacqueline Lawson Award for his contributions in the area of faculty governance.
  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Chapter In Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint® and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to students with the purchase of a new book. Interactive Quizzes, simulations, and interactive and printable flashcards.
  • All of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none, including PowerPoint® Lecture Outlines, iImages from the text in JPG and PowerPoint® format, online homework through WebAssign, simulations, interactive flashcards, online glossary, additional essays only available online, and test bank.
  • Maintains the perfect balance of quantitative and conceptual content by carefully incorporating problem solving into a discernible conceptual framework.
1. The Study of Motion.
2. Newton's Laws.
3. Energy and Conservation Laws.
4. Physics of Matter.
5. Temperature and Heat.
6. Waves and Sound.
7. Electricity.
8. Electromagnetism and EM Waves.
9. Optics.
10. Atomic Physics.
11. Nuclear Physics.
12. Special Relativity and Elementary Particles.

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  • ISBN-10: 0538735392
  • ISBN-13: 9780538735391
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $62.25
  • RETAIL $82.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9780538474955

WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9780538474962

PHYSiCS : PowerLecture CD-ROM with ExamView Test Generator

ISBN: 9780538497213
Bringing physics principles and concepts to life in your lectures has never been easier! The full-featured PowerLecture Instructor's Resource CD-ROM provides everything you need for PHYSICS. Key content includes art and images from the text, premade chapter-specific PowerPoint® lectures, ExamView® test generator software with preloaded test questions, animated "Active Figure" simulations, and the Instructor's Manual.

Physics CourseMate with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9780840047793

FOR STUDENTS

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9780538474955
Succeed in your physics course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9780538474962
Succeed in your physics course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

Physics CourseMate with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9780840047793